IMDB full form of Internet Movie Database. As the name suggests, IMDB is an online database that contains information related to movies and other media like TV Series, Video Games, Celebrities, trivia, critical reviews, etc.
It provides an option through which users can create an account. Users can also post their reviews under the section ‘User Reviews’.
History of IMDB
Here is a brief history of IMDB. IMDB’s came into existence when the British computer programmer and cinephile Col Needham created a Usenet posting called ‘Those Eyes’ which contained the list of some actresses who he thought had beautiful eyes.
Other users soon started responding to the posting and started making their additions to the list.
Three different lists were created. One list was for Directors, one for actors, and one for actresses. After the success of these lists, one single list was created by merging them.
By late 1990, the list contained nearly 10,000 movies and other media like Television series. The list went by the name of “rec.arts.movies movie database”.
In late 1990, Needham developed a shell script to be used for searching these lists. That was the birth of the IMDB database.
The database soon begins to expand by including more categories like trivia, biographies, and plot summaries. The database also included the list of crew members working on the films. The list data then began integrating ratings associated with the media.
In late 1993, the database moved to WWW and went by the name of “Cardiff Movie Database”. Then in 1996, IMDB became an independent company in the United Kingdom. The name of the company was Internet Movie Database Ltd. Needham was the main founder of the company. Revenue was generated by giving advertisements, licensing, etc.
Various other services were added after IMDB became an amazon.com subsidiary in 1998 when Jeff Bezos struck a deal with Needham worth $55 million.
How the Internet Movie Database (IMDB Full Form) Works?
The ratings provided by IMDB are contributed to by IMDB users. The ratings are calculated by the law of averages. So the rating of any movie is calculated through this basic formula – total score/number of user voting.
The users are allowed to rate the movies on a scale of 1-10. The total calculated score is then divided by the number of users who voted to calculate the rating of the movie. This rating is then displayed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB Full form).
How To Download Movies From Internet Movie Database?
Several ways can be used to download movies from IMDB. One of the ways is to use a downloader. We recommend that you use Wondershare AllMyTube for this purpose. You can download this software by visiting the links given below:
Once you have downloaded the software, visit the IMDB website, find the movie you want to download and play it. Then copy the link provided in the address bar of your browser. Launch Wondershare AllMyTube and paste the link in the tab called “paste URL”. Click on Download, and enjoy!